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Officials from AL and MS meet to discuss rural tourism promotion. Officials from AL and MS meet to discuss rural tourism promotion.
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GUNTERSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Tourism officials from across Alabama and Mississippi arrived in Marshall County Monday to focus on how to better promote tourism in rural areas.

As many as 100 tourism leaders are due in for the three-day conference. They started Monday by leaving Lake Guntersville State Park and taking a tour of Cathedral Caverns and a wine-making business in Albertville.

Tuesday, noted speakers in the tourism field will speak to the group during an all-day seminar on the subject of promoting their towns. Coordinator Lindsey King said topics will include promoting trends such as agritourism and attractions and how to grow attendance of local events.

A bonfire formally launched the event with a bonfire at the state park.

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